I-T dept initiates efforts to curb black money

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In a move to curb the use of black money in the Lok Sabha polls, the Income Tax department has asked citizens to help check the use of black money during the polls.

A 24x7 control room has been set up in Mumbai by investigation directorates of Income Tax, to curb the use of black money in general elections.

"The office of Director General of Income tax (Investigation), Mumbai is gathering intelligence and keeping a strict watch over the movement of cash and valuables and on other unlawful means of influencing elections in the constituencies of Mumbai, so as to take necessary action under Income Tax laws," IT department officials said.

They said that to ensure free and fair elections and curb the use of black money in elections, vigilant citizens have been requested to pass on any information regarding stocking, movement and distribution of black money or cash or gold or silver.

The toll free number to register complaints or providing information regarding black money circulation and its use for election purposes is 1800-221-510.

Information can also be furnished on landline number 022-22820562 or through Whatsapp numbers — 9372727823 and 9372727824.

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